As a Viet Nam theater veteran, I saw what happened when battle lines were drawn
that undermined the war effort. You probably are too young to know that the
"Rules of Engagement" enforced by the Commander in Chief, President
Johnson, put boundaries on the American fighting forces that weakened the
military to the point of being just a defensive force and killed the aggression
of battle. It was the primary reason we lost the "conflict." President
Trump is doing just the opposite and the outcome, if he still takes military
action as with Syria will ensure that hostile nations will know that America
will not tolerate and will take military action to any nation that threatens
America or its allies. I firmly believe that President Trump is
taking the correct action (s) to keep the evil nations in line and secure peace
in the world until our Savior comes again.I am an LDS member and
some would think I am a war monger. Not so. I relish the peace and detest war,
but as I read the scriptures, especially the Bible (old testament) I see that
God has a hand in securing the outcome of defending the peacekeepers. Thanks for
reading, Bro. Bob Stephens
The article makes some good points; however, some caution is indicated, because
we do not want to be mired in Syria, nor do we want the wrong people to gain
power. Not that Assad and his coterie are the 'right' people; they are
not. Now is the time to find who the right people are; and if Assad gambles a
third time, then "three strikes and you're out" should apply, using
greater force more widely upon Assad's military assets as advocated in this
article, while coordinating with the 'right' people. Caveat: Not going
to be easy.
Maverick 12:25You could have asked every question you asked in your
comment to Obama when he was President. Every one of them. But you
didn't. Did you?And what exactly has Obama showed? He'll
launch a few missilesAre we actually helping Syria with anything?
Are helping the Syrian people? What's the plan?All Obama did
was show that he can order someone to do stuff for one night. Where
is Obama's Plan for Syria?===Huh? Syria still has
chemical weapons capabilities.---What do you want... carpet bombing
Damascus?"It also shows that it's not as easy as Russia
tells them to stop our cruise missiles."Depends on how many they
shot down, right? How many did they shoot down? Do you know?
And what exactly has Trump showed? He'll launch a few missiles into a
country in order to take the focus off his endless scandals.Are we
actually helping Syria with anything? Are helping the Syrian people? What's
the plan?All Trump did was show that he can order someone to do
stuff for one night. What our dear "Stable Genius'"
plan???"It also shows we can show restraint and carry out a
proportional response, and target the facilities they need to continue their
chemical weapons program in Syria."Huh? Syria still has chemical
weapons capabilities. "It also shows that it's not as easy
as Russia tells them to stop our cruise missiles."Depends on how
many they shot down, right? "Maybe Iran can learn from it
too?"Huh? What has Iran done? They've kept their end of the
bargain. Trump? Isn't he looking to end the deal with Iran despite them
fulfilling their part? Some of you need to stop mindlessly drinking
the Hannity kool-aid. He clearly doesn't tell the truth, just like how he
never mentioned being Cohen's client. What else do you think Hannity is
lying about? Syria perhaps??? Critical thinking is needed!
I think it would be a good if North Korea is watching what Trump did in Syria.
I hope they can learn from watching what happens in other conflict
situations.This would show them that when we say we are going to do
something... we do it (unlike the Red-Line bluff).It also shows we
can show restraint and carry out a proportional response, and target the
facilities they need to continue their chemical weapons program in Syria.It also shows we have the patience and influence to gather a coalition
of nations that won't tolerate a dictator killing innocent people (as Assad
was doing). Likewise we won't tolerate NK threatening to Nuke civilian
populations in our country, or our allies. We will stand with our allies (like
Japan and South Korea, which NK has also threatened).We will work
with international coalitions to protect their population from his attacks, even
if his missiles can't reach the USA.It also shows that
it's not as easy as Russia tells them to stop our cruise missiles.I think he can learn a lot of lessons from observing what Trump does in Syria.
Maybe Iran can learn from it too?
It's hard to imagine how the DPRK isn't going to be reluctant to give
up any of its' nuclear programme in negotiations now. I hope they do, but
it seems unlikely.
And the war hawks on in full flight again, sans any acknowledgement of the
consequences of their proposals, that will show them. The neat
little scenario Mr. Thiessen lays out for controlling North Korea is once again
void of any reality..the same approach we took in Iraq and Afghanistan..oh wait
it's the same people proposing the same thing..what could possibly go